We are a retired active couple who have worked in the banking and accounting industries. Frank has been involved in many community/service organisations and is a Justice of the Peace. Trish is a volunteer on the Women's Fundraising Committee for Hospice.
We have travelled widely overseas but feel now is the time to slow down and enjoy what New Zealand has to offer, and house sitting gives us this opportunity of living and experiencing life outside of Auckland. We have done many house sits throughout New Zealand and have really enjoyed taking care of many dogs from little chihuahuas to Great Danes, and Greyhounds and of course cats as well.
For many years we lived on a 16 acre farm out of Auckland where we had a Great Dane and a Doberman. We also had Siamese cats, goats, and chickens. After our Doberman passed away, and we had moved to the North Shore we bought a standard Schnauzer who was our "best friend"! Becky the Schnauzer died some years ago and as we don't have another dog at the moment, we would love the opportunity to look after other dogs or cats. Daily walks and feeding them would be a pleasure.
We have our own home at red beach which we keep immaculate and would treat your home with the same care and respect. We do enjoy the odd glass of wine, walking, reading and we do not smoke.
Anyone leaving us in charge of their home and family pets could leave in confidence, knowing that their home and family pets are being well and truly looked after and loved
We couldn't have been happier with Trish and Frank and highly recommend them. It gave us complete peace of mind knowing that our home and elderly beagle dog were in safe, caring hands. During our trip Trish and Frank kept in regular contact via text. We came home to a warm friendly welcome, an immaculately spotless house and a happy beagle. We'd love to have them back next we go away on holiday.
RUTH (Raumati South North Island, Apr 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
Trish and Frank were great! The cats seemed happy and house was perfect when we got back. Communication was great and never had any worries. Thanks again Trish and Frank!
LUCI (Avonhead South Island, Dec 2020 - 5 days)
Frank and Trish were excellent house sitters for us. They were conscientious and totally trustworthy. We knew our animals would be well looked after and they were, and our house was left beautifully tidy for us to return to.
MOIRA (Katikati North Island, Oct 2020 - 1 week)
Looked after the animals and they all seemed happy when we got home. Could possibly do more animal updates.
ESTHER (Matamata North Island, Jul 2020 - 6 days)
We were very fortunate to have Trish and Frank house/puppy sit for us. Unlike other sits we have had, we weren't there to hand over the reins so really appreciated them working with this scenario. Came home to a tidy house and more importantly to us, a happy puppy! A delightful couple who we would happily recommend:>)
DI (Raumati Beach , Sep 2019 - 1 week)
Thanks Trish and Frank for taking great care of our 2 furbabies and house while we were away. Excellent communication. All the best
KELLY (Tauranga North Island, Mar 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Trish and Frank were wonderful house sitters. They were very easy to get on with and quick to reply to both phone and email. We came home to a lovely clean, tidy house, a flourishing garden and 2 dogs, who were relaxed and happy. Thank you so much :)
KATE (Okaihau North Island, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks)
Trish And Frank came and house sit for us looking after Mr Mutley and they were superb! We had never left Mutley with sitters before but as soon as we spoke to Trish and Frank we knew he'd have a great time and be in safe hands.
We're so grateful for their care and would have no hesitation in inviting them back in our new home.
SUE (Paihia North Island, Mar 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
First off. Thank you Trish and Frank. Lov,way people to have in our place Our first house sit.
All went really well, lovely to get to know you both. Larry and Gus were far happier being in their home. It's a start in a new journey with Kiwi House Sitters
MAGGIE AND DAVE (Waipu North Island, Jan 2018 - 6 days)
We were very grateful to Trish & Frank for their willingness to housesit and care for our Foxy dog Lucy. Their care for her and our home was exemplary. Lucy obviously enjoyed them - for a week after our return home, she ran into Trish & Frank's bedroom every morning, expecting to see them! Highly recommended.
BRYAN & SANDRA (Mangawhai , Jun 2017)
Trish and Frank looked after our little dog Chichi for a week. They looked after our home and loved pet very well. Chichi was completely relaxed on our return. We would not hesitate to recommend them for anyone looking for trusted house/pet sitting.
Yvonne and Ray
RAY AND YVONNE (Parkvale North Island, May 2017 - 2 months 2 weeks)
Many thanks for house sitting my duplex in westshore and feeding my elderly Theodore ( and spoiling him rotten !).. and watering the flower and vegetable pots.... it was so nice to come home to a lovely clean home and a happy cat..
MARIE (Westshore North Island, Oct 2016 - 1 week 4 days)
It was an absolute pleasure to have Trish and Frank look after our home and our 2 dogs while we were away.
I felt completely relaxed knowing they were in our home. They kept us informed on how our dogs were doing and left the house in immaculate condition.
I would very highly recommend Trish and Frank to anyone as a house sitter.
EVA (Raglan , Sep 2016)
A house sitter provides loving, full-time, home-based pet-care while you're away.